Skip to comments.Calif man who killed alleged molester is sentenced
Posted on 06/15/2010 12:41:30 PM PDT by SmithL
Ukiah, Calif. (AP) -- A Northern California man who fatally shot a family friend accused of molesting him for years was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison in the vigilante shooting.
Aaron Vargas, 32, was sentenced after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the death of 63-year-old Darrell McNeill.
Vargas said McNeill began sexually abusing him when he was 11
. . .several other people ... came forward to say McNeill had molested them.
Hundreds of supporters ... asked authorities for leniency for the shooter.
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Judge Ronald Brown said he imposed the harsher sentence because he believed Vargas had gone to McNeill's house with the intent to kill him, and that the use of violence to solve problems would only encourage more violence.
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Encouraging molesters is what this Judge has actually achieved.
And what would have been the sentence had he been a woman, I wonder... You know, with gender equality and everything.
Yeah? Well maybe if these perverts thought they would get killed by one of their victims in the future, it might prevent them from molesting innocents in the first place. This makes me sick!
The dead gay molester is going to become violent now?
sounds like the judge is a NAMBLA member.
I would fully expect this sentence to be significantly reduced on appeal.
Constitution? We don’t need no steenkin’ constitution.
How so? The guy’s still dead, aint he?
This was a revenge killing, not a killing in self defense. He deserved some jail time.
Judges like Ronald Brown are the reason people take the law into their own hands. You can bet “Ronald” would have let the abuser off with a slap on the wrist. Since judges were lawyers first, most of them seem to lean towards giving breaks to the thugs and prosecuting victims to the full extent of the law for the mere act of defending themselves.
not in gay friendly California
Ronald Brown probably travels out of the country for his man/boys rape.
This sounds like murder one to me, frankly. Either we believe you can kill only in self-defense, or we don’t. The fact that the victim did something wrong to him years ago is irrelevant.
FREE VARGAS!.......McNeill won’t molest another child, that’s for sure.
It seems a lot of FReepers today are advocates of lawlessness.
America -- a great idea, didn't last.
Yeah, and I’m thinking this judge is gay.
The fact that the victim did something wrong to him years ago is irrelevant.
Not to the one molested it isnt irrelevant.
Or the accusation could have come from the fact that the shooter was disturbed.
It seems likely that the guy abused him, but perhaps a trial and conviction were in order before the death penalty. I just like to know the right guy is dead before I absolve the shooter.
Ding Ding Ding we have a winner!!!
“Not to the one molested it isnt irrelevant.”
No, obviously, since he murdered him. But of course we don’t leave it up to murderers to decide what’s appropriate.
Liberals want pedophilia normalized, not punished.
Agree, the judge’s logic is unsupported by facts and experience in the real world.
Violence has cured a lot evil, permanently.
Vigilante justice is a symptom of a failed justice system. A harsher punishment does not address the problem, but exacerbates it.
Several people came forward saying the executed guy molested them as well. Men don’t just say things like that for the heck of it. For every man that admits it happened to them, you can probably count another 100 that will never admit it.
As a Christian man that believes in forgiveness as well as justice, I say that molesting piece of dung had it coming.
By giving this man a heavy sentence, the Judge is sending a message that molesters of boys have little to fear from their victims.
If men knew they’ll be treated with harsh sentences, I suspect most who’ve been molested wouldn’t bother to find the molester and kill them, thus leaving other male chidren vulnerable to the same horrible fate.
Here’s why I say this.
Women who have been abused or raped and later track down her abuser/rapist and kills him, usually get a light sentence or, in some cases I’ve read of, none.
I expect men who’ve done the same to get equally light sentences.
It’s called equality before the law. Men should demand it.
I suspect the molester of boys is a homosexual and courts tend to protect them; the molester of girls is a heterosexual and courts don’t protect them.
Maybe that’s the difference - I’m just quessing.
Vargas' fiancee, Selena Barnet, has testified that McNeill constantly called Vargas and insisted on seeing the couple's baby girl.
I'd say he was defending his family from a predator.
I’d have sentenced him to two-weeks paid vacation in Vegas and a new car.
“A Northern California man who fatally shot a family friend accused of molesting him for years was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison in the vigilante shooting.”
Wrong. Justifiable homicide.
Settles up the accounts fair and square.
You diddle me, I kill you, I go to jail.
Everyone ought to have known the series of actions would follow one another.
if you were 11 years old...buggered for years by the 40 something year old neighbor....then found out as an adult why you were so screwed up in the head......you deserve the right to exact justice because the state was unwilling.
He deserves a medal and a job offing pedophiles.
He should have got no time.
Being molested as child might make one violent and tend to be an alcholic as purity and innocense are stolen, don’t judge a child who’s been molested by normal standards.
assuming he was diddled as a child by this guy.
none of what you say matters...he did the right thing...
...if not...then I agree with you....
not that it is an excuse but if the shooter was drunk and an alcoholic(and had a history of violence) there is a good chance it was precipitated by the actions of the shootee.
If the State refuses to do so, then it's God's job, not ours.
Well said......that is until your own child becomes a victim of rape and or murder.
No sympathy for pedos...grease am all..
you settle your scores your way....
.....I’ll settle mine, my way. Don’t cram your beliefs down my throat...
read the Declaration of Independence for example...if the state does not hold up its end of the bargain it is my right to do what I have to do.
We are Americans, we are not sheep...
You think that a molester will actually want to do more, simply and directly because the person who murders him will get a jail sentence?
I realize that we're all trying to keep our sanity despite the moronic deluge that the MSM feeds us daily... but you cannot seriously think that your statement makes any logical sense whatsoever.
Molester threads are always the worst, because reason and logic immediately get tossed by most posters.
I was thinking the same thing... probably gay - this is California.
“This was a revenge killing, not a killing in self defense. “
Could we also look at it as a “protection” killing? As in protecting the molester’s next victims?
Ummm... The Declaration of Independence does not authorize you to attack citizens in the case of governmental failures to punish them to the degree you personally see fit. (It mentions a bit about throwing off governments, however.) It is also not a legally binding document. Your beliefs are not grounded in any historical, legal, religious, or logical basis.
“Either we believe you can kill only in self-defense, or we dont. The fact that the victim did something wrong to him years ago is irrelevant.”
That is true, except, we don’t get justice for child molesters in this country. So we leave people with the choice of pretty much taking it or doing something about it.
If our criminal justice system was just with the child molesters, I’d agree with you completely. Since it isn’t, my sympathy lies with the shooter.
Was this a jury trial? Did the jury find him guilty? A jury had the authority to find him innocent, had it wished.
, then it’s God’s job, not ours<<
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Like the professor kept saying “There is no God, God doesn’t exist etc etc...if God existed he would send me a sign that he was upset with me. If God existed let him strike me down”
Several minutes later a football player rose, went to the professor and knocked him on his butt. The professor, sputtering, threatening etc and the assaulter just said “God is busy and I am handling this for Him.”
Another judge that should never have been on a bench
Agreed. 6 months and a 'Bad Dog'.